Emmanuel Christian School

Name Emmanuel Christian School
Website http://www.leicesterchristianschool.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 June 2018
Address The Grounds of Braunstone, Evangelical Free Church, Didsbury Street, Braunstone, LE3 1QP
Phone Number 01162220792
Type Independent
Age Range 4-16
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 55 (56% boys 44% girls)
Local Authority Leicester
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.8%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Emmanuel Christian School has been located in its current premises in the Braunstone Evangelical Free Church since it was established in 2003. The Department for Education approved the school as one of special religious Christian character in 2004. The school does not use alternative providers for any secondary-aged pupils. The school was originally for primary-aged pupils. It now provides education for pupils aged four to 16 years of age. In 2017, the school successfully applied for a material change to increase its capacity from 50 to 60 pupils. The last inspection of Emmanuel Christian School by Ofsted took place in September 2015. The school rents the main building from Braunstone Evangelical Free Church. The building has been modified to meet the needs of the youngest pupils. The school has extended the space available by the use of temporary classrooms in the grounds. The headteacher is the only full-time member of staff. There is a mixture of part-time staff and volunteers who undertake teaching and support roles.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and the governing body have ensured that the school meets the requirements of all the independent school standards. All unmet standards from the previous inspection have been addressed. The headteacher provides effective leadership. He knows the strengths and development areas of the school well and has the full confidence of parents and carers and staff. The vast majority of pupils attain well. Pupils make good and sometimes very good progress in a wide variety of subjects. School improvement plans contain concise actions, timescales and monitoring opportunities. The governing body, therefore, holds leaders fully to account for their actions. The headteacher and governing body have effective monitoring systems in place to ensure that the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently good throughout the school. Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities make good progress in a wide variety of subjects. Pupils’ conduct is good. Pupils behave well in lessons, around the school and when outside during social times. Relationships between adults and pupils are warm and positive throughout the school. Children in the well-led early years make a good start to their learning. Teaching and progress are consistently good. The overwhelming majority of parents state that pupils are happy, safe and making good progress. The systems to assess and track pupils’ attainment and progress are under review due to some shortcomings in their effectiveness. There are few opportunities for leaders and staff members to share good practice with colleagues from other schools. Pupils do not have frequent enough opportunities to meet with people from faiths different to their own. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.